Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears Looks Ahead, Biography Looks Back

Jul 11, 2017

Jurist Leah Ward Sears is a trailblazer. On top of being the first woman, and youngest person to sit on Georgia's Supreme Court, she was also the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States. A new biography about her life, called “Seizing Serendipity" by Rebecca Davis, tracks her rise to success from humble Georgia beginnings. The book will be published by the University of Georgia Press in September. Leah Ward Sears joins us in the studio.

**Warning: This audio contains some explicit language**